Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win‘s poetry and prose has been published in diverse print and online journals. She is co-founder of Comet and co-publisher of Stretcher. She received a Women Writers Fellowship in Italy and completed a residency at Can Serrat in Spain. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and is a freelancer at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.


By Maw Shein Win / August 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

Two boys sat on a log in the middle of a valley. The trees surrounding them blocked out the sunlight and the boys had trouble seeing their hands in front of their faces. A woman appeared from a cluster of trees.

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Sidewalk Devolution, by Sarah Bisceglie,


By Maw Shein Win / August 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

A tall woman and a small man walked down the street one late morning in a town in New Hampshire. They looked confused and weathered and people stared at them as they passed by. She picked up a coin on the street and held it up in the light to examine the year. He grabbed […]

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Four poems from “Ruins of a glittering palace”

By Maw Shein Win / May 3, 2013 / 2 Comments

  San Francisco Bay Area poet Maw Shein Win arranges perceptions in fragments, like the pieces of a broken mirror — or perhaps, and not so jagged, like droplets. Each distinct but reflecting some greater whole, each filled with its own silence and implication — compelling absences for readers to populate. The following four poems […]

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